With the start of the Long Course racing season Laois Marlins Swim Club delivered a strong performance over the last two weekends in the Leinster Long Course Qualifying Meet.
Leinster LC Qualifying Meet was the first long course racing competition of the season.
The 28 Laois Marlins swimmers displayed a brilliant performance over the three days achieving 47 personal bests, 1 Gold, 2 Silvers and 2 Bronze medals.
Competing for the girls were: Nora Alastal, Amy Bergin, Lucy Brennan, Muireann Byrne, Orla Colley, Toni Dolan, Klava Hayes, Lena Tiernan Kaminska, Caoimhe Moore, Sadhbh Moore, Katie O’Connor, Daniela Ryan, Jessica Zhigulskaya.
Competing for the boys were; Cillian Bergin, Micheál Bergin, Eli Brophy, Calvin Carabio, Sean Donoghue, Sam Farrell, Kuba Krawczun, Conor Menendez, Cian Nugent, Scott Overton, Sean D Scannell, Ben Wall, Valera Zaharovs, Sean Zou, Noah Murphy.
A special mention to the medal winners Sean Scannell, who won a gold in the 50 backstroke and two silvers in the 200 backstroke and the 100 backstroke, Eli Brophy, who claimed a bronze in the 50 breaststroke, and Sadhbh Moore, who won a bronze in the 50 backstroke.
Laois Marlins Club continued their strong start to the 2020 season with another huge crew of 27 swimmers attending the Leinster Development Meet Sunday January 27 in the National Aquatic Centre.
All were looking to deliver positive swims and better their times. They certainly did that – coming home with 53 personal bests.
The 14 girls representing Laois Marlins were Diana Alastal, Nora Alastal, Muireann Byrne, Fiona Carroll, Orla Colley, Klava Hayes, Rachel Igoe, Sophie Igoe, Chloe Kavanagh, Ruby Maguire, Caoimhe Moore, Sadhbh Moore, Katie O’Connor, Daniela Ryan.
13 boys competed; Micheál Bergin, Cillian Bergin, Eli Brophy, Calvin Carabio, Ethan Davy, Sam Farrell, Caylem McEvoy, Noah Murphy, Leo Picard, Eric Popa, Ignat Samuchov, Vladislav Spirkin, Valera Zaharovs, and a commendation to Sam Farrell who came first place in the 50 fly.
Well done to all the swimmers for their fantastic swimming in both events and to the team coaches Padriac Dolan and Judith O’Connor for their successes.